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Emergency In Darfur – Call to Action

September 26, 2007

Emergency In Darfur – Call to Action

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Emergency in Darfur Premieres on HDNet Tues. Sep. 25 10:00 PM ET

September 26, 2007

Emergency in Darfur

Premieres on HDNet Tues. Sep. 25 10:00 PM ET
Produced by Video Action Aid – visit http://videoactionaid.com
YOU CAN HELP – visit http://imcworldwide.org
Darfur, Sudan is being called the worst humanitarian crisis in the world today. Tens of thousands of people have died. Two million more have been forced to flee their homes and livelihoods. For these innocent civilians, living on the edge of survival, their only hope is the dwindling number of humanitarian organizations willing to risk the dangers on the ground in Darfur to provide relief. International Medical Corps was one of the first relief organizations to arrive on the scene in Darfur, and remains there to this day. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, IMC provides help in more than 25 countries and regions worldwide that have been ravaged by war and disaster. IMC’s network of some 5,000 doctors, nurses and other health care professionals makes it one of the fastest, most effective emergency response agencies in the world. In Darfur, IMC has been providing critical emergency medical services to a target population of about 300,000. This includes operating seven primary health care centers and two mobile clinics aimed at improving access to health care, nutritional assistance, and clean water and sanitation. These facilities provide family medicine; pre-natal, maternal, and child health care; immunizations; referrals and transportation for secondary care; and health and hygiene education. IMC also has rehabilitated local health care facilities, providing medicines, supplies and health care training to local professionals. For more information visit http://www.imcworldwide.org. To learn more about this production, and the host and director, Dr. Bob Arnot, visit http://videoactionaid.com.

President Clinton Opens Third Annual Clinton Global Initiative Meeting in New York

September 26, 2007

GIVING: How Each of Us Can Change the World takes an inspiring look at how individual endeavors can save lives and solve problems. Through the stories of amazing people and dedicated organizations, President Clinton offers compelling examples of both citizen and corporate activism at work in the world today.
“Improve the World” Bill Clinton encourages us all to take action
 

MyCommitment.org seeks to:

  • Inspire Change. Provide information highlighting some of the world’s biggest challenges, raise awareness and motivate others to take action.
  • Build Community. Connect people with others who share the same vision for change and help them create networks to put plans into motion.
  • Facilitate Action. Offer tools for visitors to make commitments to act and track their progress and results.
  • Strengthen Engagement. Encourage citizen action around American and throughout the world.

MyCommitment.org builds on the success of the Clinton Global Initiative, a project of the Clinton Foundation, which has already inspired more than 600 commitments to action from some of the world’s top thinkers and government and business leaders. Learn more about CGI member commitments.

Launched in 2007, MyCommitment.org reflects President Clinton’s dedication to promoting citizen service. Throughout his life, President Clinton has met inspiring individuals and organizations taking innovative and unique approaches to solving some of the world’s biggest challenges. These encounters also led him to write his second book, GIVING: How Each of Us Can Change the World, which was released in September 2007.

President Clinton Opens Third Annual Clinton Global Initiative Meeting in New York-

September 26, 2007.

 

Posted by cfstaff on 9.26.07

Launches MyCommitment.org Allowing Global Community to Turn Good Intentions into Real Results

Norway Commits $1 Billion to Drastically Reduce Child and Maternal Mortality

New York, NY – President Clinton kicked off the third annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) with over one thousand leaders of business, government and non-governmental organizations representing over 70 countries and including 52 current and former heads of state. During the opening session, President Clinton announced five new commitments, including over $1 billion by the Norwegian and Dutch Governments to reduce maternal and child mortality.

“I’m gratified today because it’s clear to me that this model of philanthropy and giving, which began as an experiment in 2005, has proven itself in only two short years. Since our first meeting, more than 600 commitments have been made by CGI members, impacting 100 countries and millions of lives,” President Bill Clinton said. “In its third year, CGI is evidence of something that I have always believed – that people are inherently generous, that giving makes you feel good, and that the only thing most of us are looking for is an opportunity to make a difference.”

Joining President Clinton in the opening panel discussion, titled The Need for Global Action which explored the capacity of businesses, governments, and NGOs to collaboratively develop and implement global solutions, were the President of the Republic of the Philippines, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo; Vice President Al Gore; President and CEO of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., H. Lee Scott Jr.; Archbishop Desmond Tutu; and President of The World Bank Group, Robert B. Zoellick.

President Clinton announced the launch of MyCommitment.org, an interactive website challenging everyone to take action, make commitments and grow a grassroots movement around public service.

The Clinton Global Initiative is a project of the William J. Clinton Foundation that brings together a community of global leaders to devise and implement innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges. CGI has approximately 1,000 members, diverse and influential leaders from all over the world, who make tangible commitments to create or support projects within CGI’s areas of focus. During the three-day Annual Meeting, attendees participate in workshops and meetings focused on four main topics: Global Heath, Education, Poverty Alleviation, and Energy & Climate Change. Attendees are required to make specific commitments to address one of the topics and report back to President Clinton on the progress made throughout the course of the year. Attendees who do not make or keep their commitment will not be invited to attend future meetings.

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For Immediate Release
September 26, 2007

Contact: Clinton Foundation Press Office (212) 348-0360